Coronavirus: reconfiguring services to support vulnerable people

For a charity that brings together and supports vulnerable people, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is a serious problem. Oxfordshire based The Archway Foundation works with lonely, mostly elderly people, many of whom suffer also from physical and mental health disabilities. But the rapid spread of the virus has forced a rethink on how it delivers … Continue reading Coronavirus: reconfiguring services to support vulnerable people

Making the most of your fundraising message

Your overall approach to fundraising Fundraising is a fundamental part of charity work. Not only is it vital to your particular aims, but how you go about your fundraising can impact on future success. To write this article, I’ve used a number of key points taken from the excellent NCVO publication Telling A Better Story … Continue reading Making the most of your fundraising message

Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

What a shambles. The government has released another tranche of papers on what to expect if there is no deal, but the shape of a final outcome is still no clearer. Yet it’s the biggest and most significant event in decades. Undoing almost 50 years of EU membership will affect almost every aspect of our … Continue reading Shouldn’t the voluntary sector be making calls for a final say?

Lasting Relationships: IoF East Midlands Conference

Every fundraiser knows the art of raising money is through the stories we tell. But how long the story lasts is not always so easy to establish. One thing is for sure, whether that interaction lasts a moment, a decade or a lifetime rests on how we manage each relationship. The Institute of Fundraising East … Continue reading Lasting Relationships: IoF East Midlands Conference

More noise needed from VCSE organisations over Brexit

By Guest Blogger: David Green, Green Pepper Consulting So it looks like a hard Brexit is still the government’s goal, or failing that, no deal at all. Come what may, it seems their desire to stop British and European citizens moving freely across EU borders trumps everything else. Never mind that the 23 June referendum … Continue reading More noise needed from VCSE organisations over Brexit

A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job

Have you ever regretted sending that last Tweet? Someone I know was offered a really high profile job. Days later however, the content of a rather unfortunate late night Tweet resulted in the offer being withdrawn. Careless? Certainly, but costly consequences like this, whether accidental or from deliberate misuse of social media, are nothing new. … Continue reading A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job